There's been a group of us going out regularly over the past few months, with a fair amount from the KCC giving it a go. Rides are around 2 1/2 - 3 hours long and at a steady pace (no racing) with the emphasis on enjoyment. All that is needed are a Mountain bike, good level of fitness and off-road skills (if people can ride QE2 park they will have no trouble with anything we do) and a good, friendly attitude. We usually have at least one bike mechanic along (Andrew from Biking Mad) or others, and support all riders (with useless advice and encouragement :-P)
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